Category Archives: nature

at some point

a simple yellow flower is enough.  at some point the zinnia, phlox, cosmos, and clematis will still be blooming.  then again under that simple yellow flower is one more bud that wants to bloom.  there are a handful of seed pods that carry the future of next year.  so is it flowers that mark the continuation of the season ?  is it new buds ?  or is it new seeds ?  or at some point do i realize one season flows into the other with only the merest shadow of a line separating one season from the other ?  it will happen whether i am paying attention or not.  whether mother nature pays attention of not.  it will just happen…

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very flexible

and when they are not very simple they are flexible.  mother nature only pays attention to the rules when she wants too.  the pollen body in the flower is growing out of the middle of the petal.  just say surprise and enjoy.

today’s flowers

just a selection of this and that.  and a little bit of ink from one of the flowers from the day before.  after one day they melt and drip and are done…

12-089 Solar Music x Strung Out

flying jewels

yes that other miracle of spring has returned.  i have glimpsed it briefly in prior days.  today i got to view it for long moments.  it stopped to drink from the wood hyacinths, sampled a few columbine and zapped away in a green blur.  ruby throated hummingbirds are fast.  some day one might let me capture an image.  now a few more flowers from last summer.  aside from the fourth and fifth image the rest of these flowers are siblings.  plants sprouted from the same seed pod.  seven images…

13-007-002 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite – reverse bi-tone

13-007-003 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite – reverse bi-tone

13-102 Gudrid x Mascara Snake

13-007-004 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite – Orchid

13-007-004 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite

sprung

sprung is spring.  the weeds.  the seedlings.  the seedlings out of the weeds.  some missed weeds that will return.  daffodils  that are already fading.  and a golden flower bringing memories of a summer past.  heralding a golden summer to come.  eight images…

    

bugs, buds, and woods

besides being slightly over focused on daylilies i can sometimes fall prey to other interests.  the shape and color of other flowers are not all together lost on me.  and i do occasionally get out of my garden.  the woods is a completely acceptable alternative.  not only are there all kinds of trees.  and things growing and moving in the understory.  when you get right down to the ground there are mosses and lichen.  and though the pipes look like post industrial lichen they are actually the start of the reproductive process.  six images…

14-115 10-045 Talon x Give Me Eight) x Skinwalker

14-150 12-0702-001 Lola Branham x Gail Braunstein 12-0619-004 black plush x trahlyta) x Wind Frills sib to Eyed seedling

  

pick a flower

or enjoy them all.  or anywhere in between that suits your fancy.  gardens are meant to be explored and enjoyed.  frequently.  repeatedly.  soak in the silence.  ignore the repeated interruptions of the whisper jets.  the bird bath schedule is just a bonus.  and try not to step on the toads as the de-slug and de-bug the place.  six images…

14-150 12-0702-001 Lola Branham x Gail Braunstein 12-0619-004 black plush x trahlyta) x Wind Frills sib to Eyed seedling